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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Biotoxin at Unsafe Levels in Bellingham Bay

PSP biotoxin rose to the highest levels of the year in samples collected from Bellingham Bay this week. Biotoxin levels are high enough that severe illness or even life-threatening symptoms are likely if mussels are consumed.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Health Dept Celebrates Whatcom Water Week with Septic Resources

WCHD is joining Whatcom Water Week partners to celebrate local water resources by providing a free septic maintenance class, plus additional septic maintenance resources, to help homeowners keep their systems running well and our local waterways clean.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Burn restrictions reduced effective 8:00 a.m. September 14

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom Cou...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Attend a Septic Maintenance Class as part of Whatcom Water Week - Sept. 20

The Health Department is joining Whatcom Water Week partners to celebrate local water resources by providing a free septic maintenance class, plus additional septic maintenance resources, to help homeowners keep their systems running well and our local wa...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Election Observer Training October 23

This will be the final election observer training of the year.  Interested citizens are welcome to attend this informative training.  Learn the various phases of ballot processing with our new ES&S mail ballot verifier and Clear Ball...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

North Pass Road closure notification for Sept 17-28

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close North Pass Road between Telegraph Road and Minaker Road beginning Monday, September 17th at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 pm for a culvert repair project. This closure will be in...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Whatcom Water Week 2018 Sept 15-22

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Whatcom Water Week is September 15-22.  Celebrate the importance of water in our
community through a variety of fun, family-friendly events held throughoutWhatcom County.  There are over 20 events
to choose.&nbs...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Shellfish Closure Update

Recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line including all of Larrabee State Park.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Annual Lummi Island Ferry Drydock Sept 6 - 27 Details

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. As always, the return date is tentative and dependent on the scale of repairs and work required both in ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

County Auditor Releases 2017 Annual Report

This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording.  The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Accessible Voting Advisory Committee Meeting (AVAC)

The Accessible Voting Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and adopt the 2018/2019 Annual Plan.  This is an open public meeting.  The agenda follows:

Whatcom County Auditor’s Office

311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham, WA 

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Election Observer Training

This will be the final election observer training of the year.  Interested citizens are welcome to attend this informative training.  Learn the various phases of ballot processing with our new ES&S mail ballot verifier and Clear Ball...

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Auditor - Elections
Posted on: July 2, 2018

"County Elections Employee of the Year" Awarded to Diana Bradrick

At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.”  Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, was the honoree...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Biotoxin at Unsafe Levels in Bellingham Bay

PSP biotoxin rose to the highest levels of the year in samples collected from Bellingham Bay this week. Biotoxin levels are high enough that severe illness or even life-threatening symptoms are likely if mussels are consumed.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Health Department Hosts Community Health Listening Sessions Across County

To look more closely at how health varies among the cities and towns within Whatcom County, the health department is hosting listening sessions to gather input from community members about the unique assets and challenges to their community’s health.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Attend Septic Maintenance Class during Whatcom Water Week

WCHD is joining Whatcom Water Week partners to celebrate local water resources by providing a free septic maintenance class, plus additional septic maintenance resources, to help homeowners keep their systems running well and our local waterways clean.

Get details ... Health - Public Health News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Bypass Bats to Reduce Rabies Risk

A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.

Learn more: Health - Public Health News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Whatcom County Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment

From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.

Learn more: Health - Public Health News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

CDC Warns Consumers About Romaine Lettuce Contaminated with E. Coli

Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom, 1 Whatcom County Case

Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Free Needle Clean-Up Kits Available

Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Whatcom Has Hope: Campaign Sheds Light on Opioid Crisis and What You Can Do

The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Burn Ban Lifted Effective 8:00am, Friday September 14, 2018

Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and recent rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will lift the burn ban for outdoor burning. The burn ban will be lifted at 8:00 AM on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. At th...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Birch Bay Watershed Watchers-Training Event on September 27, 2018

There will be a Birch Bay Watershed Watchers-Volunteer Training Event on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church at 4460 Bay Rd, Blaine WA.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Whatcom County Public Works Road Closure Notification - North Pass Road - September 17-28, 2018

The Whatcom County Public Works Department will close North Pass Road between Telegraph Road and Minaker Road beginning Monday, September 17th at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, September 28th at 5:00 pm for a culvert repair project. This closure will be in...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Whatcom Water Week 2018

WayneDropPoopToss

Whatcom Water Week is September 15-22.  Celebrate the importance of water in our
community through a variety of fun, family-friendly events held throughoutWhatcom County.
  There are over 20 events
to choose.&nbs...

Read on...

Additional Info... Public Works - Events
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Hannegan Rd./Ten Mile Closure Press Release

Hannegan Road will be closed approximately 1,000-feet north of Ten Mile Road beginning Monday, August 20th for the Hannegan Rd/Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 236 Replacement Project. A signed detour will be in place during construction.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Shuttle Van Schedules

Note there are 2 pages in this document.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Van Information

Note there are 2 pages to this document.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Annual Ferry Dry Dock Activities 9.5.18

Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Please read the press release for further details.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Shuttle Van Schedules

Note there are 2 pages in this document.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

2018 Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Van Information

Note there are 2 pages to this document.

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Passport Acceptance Hours Reduced to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Whatcom County Treasurer’s Office will be reducing passport acceptance hours to 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from August 27th through October 31st. Hours for all other services will remain 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Exempt Well Water Information

  • Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 
  • Information related to legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision of Hirst et al v. Whatcom County
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Whatcom County Council
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force

The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.

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